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Click and Collect now available!

Click and Collect now available!

03 April 2020

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Service resumed for off trade

Service resumed for off trade

30 March 2020

Following the updated Government guidelines on the sale of goods to the off trade we are now able to supply off trade customers or on trade customers switching to off sales as from Monday 30th March. If you wish to place an order then please use your on line account or telesales on the usual number 01747 827030. Please note we...

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Bottega Vinai Trentino Gewurztraminer. A Real Taste Of Italy.

Bottega Vinai Trentino Gewurztraminer. A Real Taste Of Italy.

If you 're looking for a fresh, intensely fragrant white Italian wine, you 're going to love the Bottega Vinai Trentino Gewurztraminer. Ripe, opulent and perfumed with pure varietal characters offset by good acidity, this wine tastes deliciously Mediterranean. You can easily detect intense rose petal and lychee aromas typical of the grape, with hints of ginger, citrus peel...

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

We are all deeply saddened at the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the likely affect this will have on the on trade in the coming weeks. Here at Nectar we are following the situation daily and responding to any advice given by official government sources. We are monitoring the health of all our staff closely, and of course will take all the recommended precautions to...

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Just Gin. Just Right.

Just Gin. Just Right.

In Sweden there's a philosophy on life that's called Lagom, which means "Not too little. Not too much. Just right.". Just gin was evidently created with this philosophy in mind. Just blends five carefully selected international botanicals; juniper berries from the Austrian Alps, paradise grain from West Africa, sweet and bitter almond from the Mediterranean, liquorice root from Ceylon,...

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The Lyre's Italian Spritz Is Unlike Any Other!

The Lyre's Italian Spritz Is Unlike Any Other!

This unique aperitif has been impossibly crafted to capture the essence of a classic Italian Spritz such as Aperol with flavours that are distinct and contemporary. Lyre's spirits don't just mimic, they have their own distinction as a premium, non-alcoholic beverage. <span style="box-sizi

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Kate, our Soft Drinks Buyer's Pick is MangaJo's Japanese Yuzu & Lemon!

Kate, our Soft Drinks Buyer's Pick is MangaJo's Japanese Yuzu & Lemon!

13 March 2020

Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a new addition to Mangajo's range -Japanese Yuzu and Lemon. Say sayonara to so-so fruit drinks and hello to the small-but-mighty Yuzu. Mangajo's popular line up has recently expanded to include the new Japanese Yuzu and lemon drink - it's sunshine in a bottle. The yuzu is a wonderful Japanese citrus...

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The Park Brewery's Isabella Cask Beer Is The Perfect American Brown Ale!

The Park Brewery's Isabella Cask Beer Is The Perfect American Brown Ale!

Fruity, with notes of hazelnut and caramel, The Park Brewery's Isabella cask ale combines a deliciously unique flavour with a 4.2% ABV; a mix that certainly makes the perfect American brown ale! This delicious beer though, wasn't created by chance; Josh and Frankie set up their brewery next to Richmond park in 2014, full of hunger to create really sumptuous,...

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Tidal is a Blend Of Aged Caribbean Rum Infused With Jersey Seaweed

Tidal is a Blend Of Aged Caribbean Rum Infused With Jersey Seaweed

11 March 2020

Tidal is a golden aged rum infused with oak smoked Pepper Dulse seaweed foraged during spring tides in Jersey. To create this unique spirit, Tidal Rum developed a blend of four aged golden Island rums from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and the Dominican Republic. The result is a drink for the end of a long week, the start of a night...

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Michael, Our Buyer's Pick For March

Michael, Our Buyer's Pick For March

10 March 2020

Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is ShinDigger! From the innovative Manchester beer scene, we introduce this high impact brand to our portfolio. ShinDigger specialise in session beers that balance big taste with an easy-drinking nature. The brewery was born in 2012, when founders Paul and George were living together at University. They jointly invested their...

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Flawsome! Lightly Sparkling Juice Drinks Are Here!

Flawsome! Lightly Sparkling Juice Drinks Are Here!

09 March 2020

Made from pure, handcrafted ingredients, you will never find additives, preservatives or added sugar in Flawsome!'s Lightly Sparkling Juice Drinks cans! You will however find fresh, delicious, exquisitely-fruity sparkling drinks that are a pleasure to enjoy on their own -without any guilt, considering that they are fat-free-, but also perfect to mix with almost any spirit, to give your...

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Carlyn's Pick - Ealing Gin

Carlyn's Pick - Ealing Gin

06 March 2020

Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is Ealing Gin. Hand crafted in small batches in the heart of Ealing, this beautiful, deep-flavoured, well-balanced and sophisticated gin is the loving creation of Ealing Distillery, built by Amanda and Simon Duncan whose family has lived in the west London borough for four generations. The recipe combines both classic and modern flavours...

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For a Limited Time Only...

For a Limited Time Only...

06 March 2020

Camden Brewery all started with a missed flight in the 90s. Their founder Jasper Cuppaidge, missed his flight home back to Australia, and ended up collecting glasses instead in a London pub. Ten years later, after collecting many glasses, and doing a few other jobs on the side, Jasper was driving home one evening when he spotted a 'For Sale' sign on a knackered...

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Discarded Spirits... Banana Peel Rum is here!

Discarded Spirits... Banana Peel Rum is here!

04 March 2020

Discarded Spirits Co. is the brainchild of the brand ambassador team at William Grant & Sons. Created as a commitment to reusing ingredients that would be wasted to create a range of spirits with purpose. In everything they do, they seek to champion the Discarded! First to hit our shelves was their spirit Discarded Cascara Vermouth, joining this delicious vermouth...

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The New BrewDog starts here!

The New BrewDog starts here!

01 March 2020

BrewDog are now almost 13 years old as a company. They have 2,000 amazing team members, 4 world class breweries, 100 outstanding craft beer bars and a community of over 130,000 Equity Punks all over the planet. It has been a crazy journey so far. They've have made it here by shaking up the beer business and by crafting a community-owned business that...

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Introducing  FABAL - an Artisan English Lager from the team behind Hiver Beers

Introducing FABAL - an Artisan English Lager from the team behind Hiver Beers

02 March 2020

All-English FABAL Lager: the first in UK to use pressed as well as malted barley for a crisp, dry finish! Hiver, the award-winning beer producer, launched the first beer in a brand-new brand family , FABAL Lager at BrewLDN on Thursday 27 February 2020. It is a credible, home-grown alternative to international, premium lager brands. FABAL has a balanced flavour with universal appeal. It is the...

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Buyers Pick - Belvoir Pink Lady

Buyers Pick - Belvoir Pink Lady

28 February 2020

Apple is a well-established and popular flavour within the premium soft drinks' category. Apple flavoured ready to drink products are worth £16.4m annually, accounting for 13% of the market and are growing by +13% year on year too.* This growth is currently being driven by mainstream brands, leading Belvoir to believe there is an opportunity to further grow the category through a premium apple offering. Another...

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Craft Beer Rising is now rebranded as BREW LDN

Craft Beer Rising is now rebranded as BREW LDN

26 February 2020

We are always amazed when Craft Beer Rising comes round again and its time to peruse all the beer this amazing market has to offer. Now relaunched under the new name BREW // LDN Running at the Old Truman Brewery its on from 27th February - Saturday 29th February. It will feature over 150 breweries and 12 cider producers along...

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New Gipsy Hill cans - cans not calendars....

New Gipsy Hill cans - cans not calendars....

24 February 2020

This is clearly a brewer with a sense of humour as the latest overalls on display show. We like a sense of humour. Gipsy Hill Brewery in South London brew full flavoured beer but have an ethos of driving quality and innovation, as well as engaging with the local community. Since 2013 they have worked hard to get to a...

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Beer Buyers Pick - Yonder Brewing

Beer Buyers Pick - Yonder Brewing

21 February 2020

The project of Yonder was born through the combined passion for three things: Foraging, flavour and fermentation.They wanted to explore the flavour possibilities of the ingredients on their doorstep and beyond. Whether it's naturally occurring microbes in the Mendip Hills which spontaneously ferment their beers, carefully farmed fruit and herbs from a few miles up the road, or botanicals hand...

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Kew Gin a right Royal twist!

Kew Gin a right Royal twist!

19 February 2020

Created in a unique partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and crafted using uniquely harvested seasonal flora from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the finest selection of organic botanicals from around the world, Kew Organic Gin is the quintessential London gin which is distilled at Tower Bridge, London. The gin, a classic for gin and tonic, is distilled...

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Don't miss out on these....Tiny Rebel Cask

Don't miss out on these....Tiny Rebel Cask

17 February 2020

We are so over flat caps and pipes in the world of cask.....try these exciting 'craft cask' ales from Tiny Rebel, get one if you can! Peloton Pale is a beautiful session pale ale, and like a peloton this is designed to keep you going all day, with a crisp refreshing taste. A floral and grassy aroma with a spicy,...

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?

We want to make sure you have everything you need, especially in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Nothing will keep us from getting to you (babe)! We hope you've found our personalised delivery schedule look-up helpful so you know when your last delivery is before Christmas, your first afterwards and in the New Year.... if you haven't...

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Mixologist's Diary - The Bootlegger Family

Mixologist's Diary - The Bootlegger Family

Prohibition is over! 29,307 days after prohibition ended, The Bootlegger Family opened their doors in their first bar on Gloucester Road in Bristol. Since then the family have carried on its journey heading west, opening its doors at the top of Womanby Street in Cardiff, back to where the minds who conceived the idea grew up. This month we...

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Mixologist's Diary - Paul Minea, The Leafy Elephant

Mixologist's Diary - Paul Minea, The Leafy Elephant

Founded in 2019 by the Duncan and his family, with aspirations of replicating the luxurious bars of Mayfair, London, The Leafy Elephant is a stunning new bar in Wokingham that is definitely "more than a pub!" With over 200 gins on their impressive back bar, this purpose built venue is all about the luscious experience (and it's not...

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Mixologist's Diary - Jonathan Benoliel, Vermuteria

Mixologist's Diary - Jonathan Benoliel, Vermuteria

26 June 2019

Vermuteria, next door to Kings Cross, is an all-day café and bar serving creative food and drinks inspired by the origins of Vermouth distilling, established during the 18th Century in the city of Turin, and the great Vermouth bars of Italy and beyond. This month's mixologist is Vermuteria's Head Barman, Jonathan Benoliel. A man who loves learning and is a...

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Behind the Scenes... Nigel picks an order!

Behind the Scenes... Nigel picks an order!

14 May 2019

Our MD is on a quest, a journey to understand each area of our Nectar operation better. Recently, Nigel joined our Warehouse Manager Rich out on the floor to learn what happens when an order is picked and wrapped ready for delivery next day... he may well have picked your order! Why not grab a drink and watch this...

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GABOR MOLNAR... The Pig Hotel

GABOR MOLNAR... The Pig Hotel

16 April 2019

As they say, a dilapidated and overgrown walled kitchen garden, tucked away in the grounds of a tired country house hotel in the New Forest has a lot to answer for... and since 2011, this has led the way to inform everything The Pig does in the kitchen and mixology. For this Mixologist's Diary feature we caught up with...

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Meet the Producer... Rupert, Conker Spirits

Meet the Producer... Rupert, Conker Spirits

24 April 2019

Conker Spirits began life as Rupert's dream to get out of the big smoke, today his range includes three delicious gins and a stunning cold brew coffee liqueur, all distilled in their Dorset distillery. Fast-forward 6 years, and it's clear the leap of faith was worth it. Meet Rupert in this short video as he (re) introduces his range to...

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Gary Whiter, The Cabinet Rooms

Gary Whiter, The Cabinet Rooms

It's common knowledge that the UK is enjoying a gin revival, with an unprecedented array of craft gins launching in the marketplace, since Sipsmiths sparked important changes in the world of distillation back in 2009. Around that time, Gary Whiter was about to embark on a Martini masterclass aboard the Queen Mary 2, while en route to New York. His...

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LLOYD BROWN, THE GREY BEAR BAR CO

LLOYD BROWN, THE GREY BEAR BAR CO

This month we'd like you to meet Lloyd Brown, who heads up the Grey Bear Bar company, a bar consultancy and training company as well as being brand ambassador and distiller for Porters Perfection vodka (he's a busy man!). Having worked with us closely for nearly a decade, and previously run the Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel in Bridport...

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Elliott Skehel, Lab 22

Elliott Skehel, Lab 22

In the heart of Cardiff is Lab 22, a unique venue offering a truly scientific approach to your sense of mixology enjoyment. Sleek and chic yet abundant in character, Lab 22 is the place where real magic happens. A place where elements collide and senses come alive. Lab 22 encourages the extraordinary and encourages the unusual. A creative cocktail bar...

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Hannah Wainright, The Treehouse

Hannah Wainright, The Treehouse

This August we're heading over to Beaconsfield to meet Hannah Wainwright of The Treehouse and Laurie Othen who have 'talked all things tequila' with us. The Treehouse was first established in 2010 and is part of Drinkwell Bars, a small bar group in the Chilterns. The Treehouse specialises in fantastic cocktails, a proportion of which are made with products made...

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